Dorset Admissions Consultation

Dorset will be consulting on admission arrangements for 2019/2020 with effect from Monday, 2nd October 2017 to Friday, 10th November 2017. Details of the consultation will be available to view at https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/school-admissions-policies  from Monday, 2nd October 2017.

The key dates for the consultation are set out below.
 
Dorset LA consultation begins
2nd  October 2017
Dorset LA consultation ends
10th November 2017
Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) determine Admission  Arrangements
28th February 2018
Own Admission Authorities (including Dorset LA) publish Admission Arrangements
15th March 2018
Deadline for Objections to Office of the School’s Adjudicator
15th May 2018

Goodbye Year 6!

We wish you all the very best St Mary’s luck in your futures. You have been a brilliant class and we will miss you. Onwards and upwards!

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Snapchat Map Location Warning

We are aware that some of our children may use the Snapchat app on their phones. If you know that your child is using Snapchat, please be sure to read and share this information with them:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40509281

You can also read how to switch this feature of Snapchat to ghost mode (where the user’s location is not shared).

You should also be aware that the lower age restriction for using Snapchat is 13, and may wish to discuss this with your children. NSPCC netware Snapchat page: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/snapchat/

Year 6 visit Arne

Another great trip to the RSPB reserve at Arne, this time for year 6. They enjoyed walking the nature trail to the harbour edge, and clambering around the adventure trail.

Year 4 Cricket Success

Year 4 entered Swanage Cricket Club’s Annual school competition determined to bring the trophy back to school for a second time.

Although a little disheartened when they saw the opponents were mainly year 5 and 6 pupils, they battled on and won two of their first three games. This saw them in the final against St Mark’s. We batted first and saw numerous 4s and 6s flying through the boundaries in all directions, reaching an awesome 296 at the end of the innings. Our fielding carried on in a spectacular fashion with many wickets being taken at the stumps. St Mark’s played well but couldn’t reach our total.

Well done to the team for bringing back the trophy!

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Year 2 visit Arne

Hot on the heels of the BBC, year 2 visited Arne for a day of investigating and learning in support of their topic, Birds. It wasn’t even spoiled by the rain. Half the school were busy getting rained on that day… year 4 at Brenscombe, year 2 at Arne and year 1 at Corfe Castle.